Saturday, July 21, 2018

Behind the Cover: The Billionaire’s Losses


By Unknown Author via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/magazine/behind-the-cover-the-billionaires-losses.html?partner=IFTTT
Inside the process for creating the covers of The New York Times Magazine. For this issue, an emotional portrait of George Soros staring off into the future.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Towering Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100


By MARGALIT FOX via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/movies/shinobu-hashimoto-dead-screenwriter-for-kurosawa.html?partner=IFTTT
His first film, “Rashomon,” became a touchstone of world cinema. He went on to collaborate on celebrated pictures like “Ikiru” and “Seven Samurai.”

Lily James Taps Her Inner Meryl to Become a Dancing Queen


By KATHRYN SHATTUCK via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/movies/lily-james-taps-inner-meryl-for-new-mamma-mia.html?partner=IFTTT
Ms. James talks about sharing the screen with Meryl Streep and Cher in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” and why the World Cup is greater art than the theater.

Review: ‘Pin Cushion’ Is an Original Tale of Bullying and Mental Illness


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/pin-cushion-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This debut feature from the British director Deborah Haywood follows a teenager and her mother as they struggle to fit in to a new town.

Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson to Star in ‘Cats’ Movie Adaptation


By AISHA HARRIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/movies/cats-james-corden-taylor-swift.html?partner=IFTTT
James Corden and Ian McKellen will also be a part of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Tom Hooper.

Fictional Police Brutality, Real Emotional Toll


By AISHA HARRIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/movies/police-shootings-blindspotting-detroit.html?partner=IFTTT
When movies and shows from “Blindspotting” to “Detroit” wrestle with the emotional toll of violence against black people, their creators’ intentions matter.

On Netflix, a Genuine Nail-Biter, and on Amazon, a Genuine Eccentric


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/movies/netflix-amazon-streaming-calibre-.html?partner=IFTTT
“Calibre,” Netflix’s Scottish thriller, is a movie you can pause, but you’re not going to want to. Damon Packard‘s films on Amazon are unsettling.

Review: ‘McQueen’ Reveals a Dazzling and Divisive Talent


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/mcqueen-review-documentary.html?partner=IFTTT
A documentary from Ian Bonhôte explores the recurring motif of triumph over abuse in the fashion designer’s world.

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’


By SOPAN DEB via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/lin-manuel-miranda-film-director-tick-tick-boom.html?partner=IFTTT
The force behind “Hamilton” and “In the Heights” will bring his vision to the big screen for the first time with an adaptation of a musical by the “Rent” creator Jonathan Larson.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Review: ‘Far From the Tree’ Zooms In on Parent-Child Divides


By BEN KENIGSBERG via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/far-from-the-tree-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This documentary, an adaptation of the best-selling book by Andrew Solomon, deals with living with Down syndrome or autism, and other family matters.

Review: Denzel Washington Plays Judge, Jury and Executioner in ‘The Equalizer 2’


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/the-equalizer-2-review-denzel-washington.html?partner=IFTTT
Antoine Fuqua directs this violent, indefensibly entertaining sequel about an avenger who dispenses pulverizing justice one broken bone at a time.

Thrills, Tears and the Real Gone Girls of Cinema


By MANOHLA DARGIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/first-women-filmmakers-film-series.html?partner=IFTTT
Women have been behind the camera since movies were invented, but their work has often been ignored. A BAMcinématek series helps set the record straight.

Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Will Play the New York Film Festival


By AMANDA SVACHULA via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/movies/alfonso-cuarns-roma-new-york-film-festival.html?partner=IFTTT
The director’s first movie since winning two Oscars for the 2013 film “Gravity,” offers an autobiographical look at his early years in Mexico.

Review: ‘Unfriended: Dark Web’ Reveals New Terrors of the Internet


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/unfriended-dark-web-review.html?partner=IFTTT
A young man finds hidden files, and plenty of danger, on a laptop in this thriller that plays out on a computer screen.

Review: ‘Generation Wealth’ Examines Toxic Materialism


By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/movies/generation-wealth-review-lauren-greenfield.html?partner=IFTTT
Lauren Greenfield’s emotionally complicated documentary looks deeper into our obsession with money and status.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Graffiti of War: Send Us Your Favorite Photos


By Unknown Author via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/magazine/war-graffiti-call-out.html?partner=IFTTT
Do you have a photo of war graffiti from a deployment? Share it with us for a coming story.

The Hard Road of the Japanese Documentary Maker


By MIKE HALE via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/movies/kazuo-hara-japan-documentary-maker.html?partner=IFTTT
Kazuo Hara, a leading figure in a little-known branch of the film world, brings his latest boundary-pushing documentary to the Japan Cuts festival.

Review: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Takes a Detour and Loses Its Kick


By WESLEY MORRIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/movies/mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-review.html?partner=IFTTT
Almost every member of the original cast of “Mamma Mia!” is back for this sequel, except for one major player. And, boy, is she missed.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

America Can Never Sort Out Whether ‘Socialism’ Is Marginal or Rising


By BEVERLY GAGE via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/magazine/america-can-never-sort-out-whether-socialism-is-marginal-or-rising.html?partner=IFTTT
For more than a century, we’ve managed to think socialism is both a dead letter and the wave of the future — at the same time.

Review: ‘Blindspotting’ Walks a Tense Line in a Gentrifying Oakland


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/movies/blindspotting-review-daveed-diggs.html?partner=IFTTT
Written by and starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, the film struggles to balance its ambition as an entertainment with its social concerns.

New Trailer: ‘Boy Erased,’ With Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/movies/boy-erased-trailer-lucas-hedges-nicole-kidman-russell-crowe-joel-edgerton.html?partner=IFTTT
This film from Joel Edgerton about a young gay man who is sent to conversion therapy is very likely to be an Oscar contender.

Male Critics Are Harsher Than Women on Female-Led Films, Study Says


By CARA BUCKLEY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/movies/male-critics-are-harsher-than-women-on-female-led-films-study-says.html?partner=IFTTT
The report examined movies from Spring 2018 and found that when men are in leading roles, the reviews are not as stratified by the critics’ gender.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer: Rami Malek Has the Freddie Mercury Moves


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/movies/bohemian-rhapsody-trailer-rami-malek.html?partner=IFTTT
The newest clip for the biopic includes snippets of Queen’s greatest hits.